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  1. 4 points
    Chapter 1   Today, an odd wind blew into Magicduel, one that I had not created. Trouble is brewing... Deep down in the bowls of Magicduel, he sat brooding in his laboratory, plotting his wicked deeds and down right nasty schemes. If he wasn't puttering about with his Alchemy doo-dads, he was experimenting with herbs, spices, and other noxious, toxic, and gooey things. The arched door to his secret hideout was old, as old as the tunnels beneath Marind Dale Park. There were two intricately carved bolts, inset with oblong shapes, that seem to lock the door shut from inside the tunnel. In between the bolts was an inset carving of a circle with swirls that abutted against a split center piece. The bolts cannot be moved, nor can the door opened by human hands. No one could open The Fateless Doors, but he. He was brooding, muttering, sputtering, and running his hands through his long thin hair in frustration. “The Sisterhood! The Sisterhood! How they vex me so!” he ranted as he paced the floor, irritating the fire sprites in their brazer whenever he passed them by. One of the fire sprites propped his elbows on the rim of the brazer and plopped his chin on his fiery fists. Normally it wasn't concerned about the comings and goings of the mad man. But there is only so much a sprite can take before curiosity gets the best of it. “I say, Master? What is it about this Sisterhood, that you are going on about?” It asked curiously. “Have they harmed you, somehow?” The man stopped in his tracks, startled by the sprite. “What? Did you say something?” He asked, vexed to have his rant interrupted. The sprite leaned on one of his fists and walked the fingers of his other hand back and forth across the rim of the brazer. By then his brothers and sisters were curious too, each jockeying for position behind it. “It seems to me, Master, that you are in one of your moods, which we find quite entertaining, but today, you seem madder than usual.” It blinked it's beady eyes at him. “Well, if you must know, Sprite.” the man spat, as he continued to pace the room. “It's The Sisterhood that disturbs me! All this going about smooching every man they see in the realm!” He rubbed his fingers in a circular motion against his temples. “Think! Think!” The other sprites shrank back in fear and ducked behind the first. They knew that no good came from ideas. Ideas demanded thought and thoughts were not good things. The younger sprites chattered in fear amongst themselves. “The Master is quite mad!” One said. “He's always mad!” exclaimed another. “Is that mad as in angry or mad as insane?” asked another. “Don't be daft, idiot!” said the last and bonked his sister on the head. “He's totally insane!” “Hush you little ankle biters!” admonished the oldest and shooed them away behind the red hot coals. He turned back to face his Master. “I don't understand, what is wrong with smooching? I don't see the problem here.” “Don't you see? Can't your tiny brain comprehend? The Master shrieked. “I like kisses as much as the next guy! But turning in an application to make it a Guild and being accepted? Outrageous!” “Oooh!” chimed the little sprites as they peeked out behind their coals. “A guild!” “Oi! What's a guild, anyway?” asked one. “It's an association of persons with kindred pursuits, interests, and aims.” said another smugly. “Oi! How did you know that?” asked the first. “Oh, I read it somewhere.” The first blinked it's beady eyes. “You can read?” “So, it's like a club!” one of them answered. “But isn't this Sisterhood, a club?” asked another. “Bah!” The Master shouted, waving his hand in dismissal. “I tell you, what really irks me!” he continued, shaking his finger in their faces. “It's that bloody pub owner Windy! She started this whole “woman's club'!” He curled up his fingers in the air and scrunched them like punctuation marks. “Club my eye!” He barked. He stopped in his tracks and stopped venting. A sly smirk spread across his pale face. A thought was forming and the sprites could smell it, even the oldest. With a yelp all of them dove behind their coals in fear and dimmed their flames. He laughed and clapped his hands together and rubbed them briskly. He danced a little jig. A thought had formed and he giggled with glee. “I know just the thing to do!” He rushed over to an old cabinet and pulled out a dull yellow obelisk. It was two feet long and had striations carved in it's facade, and looked deceptively fragile. “Oh Yes! This will do nicely!” The Master crowed. “Strange. I've never used a Memory Stone in this way before.” He shrugged and scurried toward his workbench. On a shelf above the workbench, he pulled down an ominous dark stoppered urn. He worried his bottom lip with this teeth as he poured the viscous contents over the memory stone, and an tincture of Liquid Dust. Perfect. He needed just one more touch to make it set. He went over to the brazier and contemplated the fire sprites who had cautiously emerged from behind their coals. They blinked their beady eyes, not contemplating the danger until he reached in and grabbed one of them. “Master! What are you doing?” It shrieked, struggling within the tight fist. “Have no fear, little sprite. This won't hurt a bit.” The Master said calmly as he returned to the workbench. The frightened sprite shook in fear as he realized The Master's intent. It was to be sacrificed, it thought. The Memory Stone was going to be its head stone. “No, Master! Don't do this!” It shrieked in fear. “Oh for Goddess's Sake! Hold still!” The Master picked up a sharp needle and grabbed one of the sprite's little arms.” It's just a little prick, it won't hurt a bit! I even sanitized it!” The sprite screamed as the needle pierced it's fiery skin, then watched in horror as a drop of it's fiery blood, dripped down onto the viscous Liquid Dust. “There now. That wasn't so bad, was it?” The Master asked watched the drop of blood spread across the surface of the stone, sealing the Liquid Dust like a shell of an egg. It glowed an ominous red. The sprite fainted. He looked down at the sprite in disgust and dropped it into the arms of it's brethren. “Bah! It wasn't even a big needle!” The Master threw on his cloak, carefully packed up the glowing Memory Stone into his satchel, and left the laboratory, the sprites fanning their fainted sibling; slamming the door behind him.
  2. 2 points
    dst

    Loki

    Nim.
  3. 1 point
    Azull

    Necrovion and it's alliances

    When I joined Necrovion there were two alliances in this land. The Necrovian Sentinels and The Tainted Warriors. The Sentinels were disbanded by a player during Jester's reign for much the same reasons TW are disbanded now. I never asked for the Sentinels to be returned. This alliance was the result of a covenant between humans and shades. It's destruction and subsequent lack of reactions from the shades was a symbol this covenant no longer exists. The only thing that remains is that humans are allowed to live in Necrovion. I feel the Sentinels should remain dead until such time a new covenant is made. (which seems unlikely to happen anytime soon) Of course there is a practical reason too. An alliance with that many seats is impossible to protect. And since alliance taking has become such a popular and in many cases easy to do hobby, why bother.   In August 2011 after Jester left Necrovion and joined SoS in the east, Tainted Warriors were  disbanded by a player who acted as Mur's cats-paw. A few days later the land was closed and we were left with nothing. But it didn't mean the end of Necrovian society. Quite the contrary in fact. Some time later the alliance was given back to us because of a wish rewarded in an unexpected way (ann. 2034). Over the past years it was taken from us twice more because of misplaced trust and treason. Twice we got it back by use of illusions. With Peace gone this is not an option now. But is that such a bad thing? We don't think so.    The Necrovian social and political structure we built is not defined by its alliance. In reality an alliance is a tool with a few useful features and a badge (of pride). Nothing more. I challenge anyone to prove me otherwise. Four years ago we made the foundation for this Necrovion without an alliance. Having none now doesn't affect us beyond the loss of a few gadgets. Necrovian society, or whatever colorful name one might prefer for us, still exists. Having no alliance doesn't change that.  
  4. 1 point
    (Zl-eye-f)-nea

    Loki

    If I offered you the red pill, would you take it? If I offered you the ingredients, could you make it?   Only one person will be able to take part in this quest. Please nominate/vote as a community for who you would like that to be by naming them below.   If you would like to be part of the planning team - please say so.   :excl: No further details are available at this time.*    Z       (*those involved in the previous iteration of this quest: if I could ask for your continued trusted confidence please.)
  5. 1 point
    lightsage

    Loki

    Nim
  6. 1 point
    everyone

    Loki

    Nimrodel
  7. 1 point
    No one

    Loki

    Nimrodel
  8. 1 point
    samon

    Loki

    Nimrodel
  9. 1 point
    Sephirah Caelum

    Loki

    Nim
  10. 1 point
    DarkRaptor

    Loki

    Nimrodel
  11. 1 point
  12. 1 point
    nadrolski

    Loki

    MRF
  13. 1 point
    nadrolski

    Must see movies!

    Ocean's Eleven
  14. 1 point
    Wow that is a lot of germination for basil... Awesome! Keep up the good work. :D
  15. 1 point
    Syrian

    Loki

    MRF
  16. 1 point
    Eara Meraia

    Loki

    mrf
  17. 1 point
    phantasm

    Loki

    nim
  18. 1 point
    MRAlyon

    Loki

    MRF
  19. 1 point
    Nimrodel

    Loki

    Deadline for voting
  20. 1 point
    sirixtheblackrobot

    Loki

    I nominate MRF
  21. 1 point
    MaGoHi

    Loki

    voting for MRF
  22. 1 point
    lashtal

    Loki

    MRF
  23. 1 point
    Pipstickz

    Loki

    MRF
  24. 1 point
    JadenDew

    Loki

    I nominate MRF
  25. 1 point
    Aeoshattr

    Loki

    Le MRF.
  26. 1 point
    AmberRune

    Loki

    MRF
  27. 1 point
    dst

    Loki

    I nominate myself.
  28. 1 point
    Blackshade Rider

    Loki

    Mrf
  29. 0 points
    Blackwoodforest

    Necrovion and it's alliances

    I agree, there is no alliance needed to "feel" like a true Necrovian citizen or you name it. But its kind of needed for ingame balance of game related features like wars, leadership discussions, further games , etc. In this aspect, we should ask if a disbanned alliance need to stay that way. Why can´t NC not simply build another one? you know, elections, politics etc?
  30. -1 points
    Rophs

    How "should" the rep system work?

    The long and ongoing discussion in comments of BFH's recent forum status indicates otherwise.
  31. -1 points
    Burns

    How "should" the rep system work?

    BUMP   Due to a recent report we got, the mod team started a sort of internal discussion about what reputation should be used for and how it all should work. I halfway remembered this thread, so we decided that 'every now and then' is more now than then.   To spark the discussion, i'll summarize what we talked about internally: 1. Should reputation be used for all posts you generally like, or just for posts with content you agree with? (Think of +1 on birthday wishes, hello-threads etc. compared to +1 for input on game development discussions etc.) 2. Should all subforums yield reputation, or should some be excluded? (again, think of say hello, goodbye or something else compared to new ideas) 3. Should reputation stay indefinitely, or should it 'decay' after a while?   I'll post up our personal opinions at a later point (if still needed), but as mods, we thought that this was not really a discussion about some rule we should figure out internally, but more of a community thing. After all, you guys (as a total) need to be happy with out work, else it gets pointless.   So, happy discussing!   EDIT: Also, you're obviously not limited to the 3 things we came up with, if you have any other input, let's hear it! :D
  32. -1 points
    Rophs

    How "should" the rep system work?

    How should the rep system work?
  33. -2 points
    Rophs

    Loki

    I redact my previous vote and switch to a vote for MRF
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